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Beck's Dark - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
70
okay

611 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001)
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3/5  rDev -0.7%

01-08-2014 02:12:52 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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sneezye

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

01-06-2014 17:49:52 | More by sneezye
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mpenske

California

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-05-2014 16:03:38 | More by mpenske
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coz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.7%

12-31-2013 01:11:19 | More by coz
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Brinks

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

12-27-2013 20:24:30 | More by Brinks
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass ~ had this review written for ages, just never transferred it to here.

A: Not quite opaque dark brown with a light tan head that quickly diminishes to nothing, but leaves respectable lacing. Some mahogany hues shine though with the sunlight.

S: Lots of bready malts, and not much else. A little bit of toasted malt maybe? Mostly clean here... Moving on.

T: Some weird tasting toasted malts... Not a whole lot of hop flavor; it just provides a weak touch of bitterness in the finish. It's not offensive, but there's really not much to talk about here.

M: Really light-bodied and thin with a bit of slickness that finishes a lot like a fountain soda. There's not much here to keep your palate wanting more.

O: I guess Beck's Dark isn't as offensive as it gets, but it's definitely not as good as it could be. There's definitely some good qualities to this brew, but not enough to outweigh the bad qualities. I wouldn't call it offensive, but it's definitely something to stay away from if there's other options.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 04:22:20 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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AngusOg

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

12-10-2013 17:58:25 | More by AngusOg
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BrewClint

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.7%

12-05-2013 14:48:58 | More by BrewClint
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-05-2013 02:07:23 | More by BillRoth
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

11-25-2013 01:31:58 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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JaysUncle

Arkansas

1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

11-22-2013 03:53:22 | More by JaysUncle
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-22-2013 02:47:48 | More by xbrettfavrex
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kdbjr1954

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

11-19-2013 20:37:31 | More by kdbjr1954
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

3/5  rDev -0.7%

11-19-2013 03:42:19 | More by Rbroccoli
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Lewdd

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2013 04:43:25 | More by Lewdd
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.7%

11-14-2013 22:12:32 | More by chicagoish
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digitalflood

New York

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-12-2013 01:09:48 | More by digitalflood
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-08-2013 13:08:06 | More by buzzy
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deadliest

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-07-2013 19:00:58 | More by deadliest
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kenofken

Illinois

1.83/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Beck's Dark used to be my favorite all-around go-to beer. It had the perfect balance of malt and hops, that clean crisp lager body, a depth of character and richness. As with most import beers, you sometimes got a batch that wasn't as fresh as it should have been, but it was a very good to excellent product.

Since InBev domesticated it, it's turned into two-dimensional swill. Budweiser with a darker hue and different packaging. I gave the new stuff several chances in recent months, and for a period of time, I was able to compare it head to head with some of the older German-made stock some stores still had in inventory. It's been uniformly disappointing to the point I've given up entirely on it in search of a replacement. I guess they do this because the economics work - shave every production corner you can and drive up margins. It doesn't work for me. I don't drink a lot, so when I do, I want quality, and I'd rather pay a few bucks more if that's what it takes to keep a product authentic and good.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 06:29:42 | More by kenofken
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -0.7%

11-05-2013 05:12:12 | More by tobelerone
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -0.7%

11-04-2013 23:51:26 | More by Bear1964
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RHVC59

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-31-2013 16:38:07 | More by RHVC59
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-31-2013 02:31:26 | More by tommy5
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.08/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

DATE TASTED: October 12, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: celebrating PSU's unBILLeivable comeback against Michigan--and my son's fifth birthday... APPEARANCE: "dark" velvet black as night body with a brownish roadside snake-colored head; lacing is nonexistent, with a random streak or spot... AROMA: classic Beck's ping/tang hops with a doughy funky roundness; a "dirtier" version of the pilsner...PALATE: slick and oily; lightly bodied with subtle activity at the teeth...TASTE: bready, doughy and slightly malty; light hops do not really add balance or memorability...OVERALL: on the plus side, sessionable and autumnal; on the negative, almost indistinguishable from the Oktoberfest, save the presence of extra doughy malts...

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 04:08:45 | More by dacrza1
Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
70 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.